Monday, October 1, 2012

Celebrations: cornhusk & white pumpkins



It’s October! I’m officially bringing out the pumpkins. This year, I wanted to do something different with my pumpkin décor and keep things natural. So where do you start to get that true natural pumpkin look? At the dollar store, of course.




You can find a variety of plastic pumpkins at the dollar store. For this project you just want to use them as a form to make a cornhusk covered pumpkin so it doesn’t matter if they are bright orange.{ Note: the little white mini pumpkins are real. The tall pumpkin is from the dollar store.}


Blog Cornhusk Pumpkins
You’ll want to snap off the fake green pumpkin stem and substitute it with a twig or a real pumpkin stem. Tip: Every year save your real pumpkin stems and store them for the next year. They dry nicely and look great on pumpkin crafts.



To make a cornhusk covered pumpkin, you’ll need dried cornhusks. You can find cornhusks in markets that carry ethnic foods or local ethnic markets. Or you can dry your own from fresh corn. If you use the dried cornhusks, they’ll need to be soaked in water to make them workable. I used hot glue to stick strips of the cornhusk to my pumpkin and tied them all tightly at the top. A little bit of moss adds some additional texture and color.



Pumpkin décor wouldn’t be complete without plenty of real mini white pumpkins. 



And pretty fall leaves.



Happy October everyone. I’m definitely feeling fall now that I have some pumpkins to display.



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44 comments :

  1. Another stunning project and display! I love the cornhusk pumpkin!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  2. LOVE this Carolyn! Wish I had the supplies around right now to make this!!!

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  3. Beautiful project! I have never seen pumpkins like this one! I love the elegant look of the white pumpkins.

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  4. I love the natural take on fall decor! I want to do this now!

    Shannon
    fixingforfriday.blogspot.com

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  5. That is a really good idea, thanks for sharing!

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  6. This is soo cute, I love it!!

    -Fotini

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  7. I love this! The cornhusk pumpkin is terrific and I never would have thought to save the stems from my pumpkins! Thanks for the tips!

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  8. Super cute project and I love the simple color of cream. :D

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  9. I have that exact fake pumpkin! You did an amazing job transforming it with the corn husks! It looks so beautiful!! Megan

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  10. I sooooo love the cornhusk pumpkin!! It's simply fantastic! Pinning it:)

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the golden leaves between white pumpkins!
    Have a lovely week!

    Hugs from Portugal
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  12. Love this pumpkin! Too cute for words! I'd love it if you could share it at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow party at www.houseontheway.com. I hope you can join in!
    Leslie

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  13. This is perfection! I LOVE these pumpkins!

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  14. Carolyn, those are absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  15. Gorgeous Carolyn! Right about now I start to miss those orange pumpkins that we don't have here in Israel, as well as the Mexican food isle where I could find corn husks! Not to worry, I really have nothing to complain about, as we have the beautiful fall festival of Succot that we're in the middle of celebrating right now! all the best!

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  16. Oh - these are so natural and pretty looking! I love that you can keep them up into November too!

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  17. Cute! What a great idea - it looks so fresh and natural! Stopping by from Somewhat Simple - feel free to check out what I linked up this week.

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  18. Hi Carolyn, I really like the corn husk pumpkin. It looks great with the smooth white pumpkins, love the creamy colors and yet there is contrast with the texture. Thank you for sharing!

    Have a good day, Nancy

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  19. I'm so glad that I'm following you! I love the cornhusk pumpkin! It looks great. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome work:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  20. These are so pretty! Would love to try so I pinned :) great job!

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  21. What a great project! I have done several corn husk projects this fall, and still have some husks left over. Thanks for the idea, I'll be adding this to my fall displays! Visiting from Debbiedoos,
    Cheers, Andrea

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  22. These are gorgeous!! Did you dry your own husks? I will definitely be saving all of pumpkin stems this year! Pinned!
    Jenn :)

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  23. Carolyn, just wanted to let you know I featured this gorgeousness today as part of my link party wrap up.

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  24. You know I love these! We will be featuring them tomorrow!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  25. Beautiful, Carolyn! And I never would have thought to save our pumpkin stems every year. So smart! I will definitely be doing that from now on (regardless of the weird looks I'm sure to get from the hubs!). :)

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  26. Thanks for that updated info, a fantastic service for everyone. More power to you!

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  27. Sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!! :)

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  28. Oh my goodness, I love that corn husk pumpkin! It's awesome, I've never seen this before. I had to feature it! Have a great week and thanks for sharing such fun ideas!

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  29. I really like this. I have four little white pumpkins from my garden just like in your picture and I think the cornhusk is the perfect compliment to them! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. That is so lovely! I would love for you to post it on my craft link party.....SHOW-licious Sunday Craft Showcase. Just follow this link! :)
    http://sewliciousdecor.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/sunday-craft-showcase-3.

    I would love for you to link up and add my site to your blog party’s so we can share crafts. The link for my code is: http://sewliciousdecor.wordpress.com. The code is on my sidebar. :)

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  31. Hi Carolyn! I am featuring your DIY Cornhusk Pumpkins today on my blog here: http://www.settingforfour.com/2012/10/need-some-thanksgiving-holiday.html
    Thanks for linking it up to the Traditions Thanksgiving Linky Party - have a fabulous day!

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  32. Great idea Carolyn ... love the corn husk and will make some to cover up those little orange pumpkins. Wanting the natural look this fall. Thanks for sharing your decorating ideas. Found you at Mrs. Hinds Class. new follower and will be back for more inspiration.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures.

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  33. What a great idea!!!
    So much better than the orange

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